On the Beach sends over 1.5 million people on their perfect beach holiday every year, and while the Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruption for the travel industry, we have not paused our ambition to become Europe’s leading online retailer of beach holidays. We’re completely focused on making it easy for people to find, book and enjoy their perfect beach holiday. To reach our goals, we work as a team to a clearly defined set of values; these are what make On the Beach a great place to work for our colleagues and help us deliver the best experience possible for our customers. We’re bold. We’re open. We’re dynamic.
We are looking for an experienced Agile Business Analyst to join our product team, reporting into Senior Product Manager, back end systems.
Our Agile Business Analysts are involved in the development of Features from concept through to delivery and will need to support multiple teams and requirements. The role is wide ranging, with a typical working day likely to involve:
To excel in this role, your soft skills will be paramount. Able to persuade, negotiate and influence, you will understand the value of building successful relationships at all levels and have a passion for working with people. You will relish the opportunity to understand other points of view to help shape your own understanding of the complex business problems you’ll be helping to solve.
You will have an ability to be able to cut through the noise and focus on the issue at hand, helping to lead the way in championing the MVP approach. You will be adept in identifying a hypothesis and helping our teams to establish the best, quickest way to test it. You will be able to anticipate potential issues and mitigate them effectively.
Communication and collaboration are fundamental to the way we work. Our Agile Business Analysts work closely with people across the entire organisation but most directly with the PO and Tech Leads on their Team(s). You will also work closely with the creative designers to help develop wireframes and designs for User Testing. The ability to communicate effectively at all levels is a must, so you’ll need skills in visual and diagramming to make requirements come alive for everyone involved. Strong presentation and facilitation skills will be invaluable.
You will be responsible for pulling together the requirements for our development teams, so all communication and documentation must be clear and concise. These are normally in the format of user stories but can also include business and data flow diagrams.
You will need the following to succeed in this role;
It will be also nice to have but not essential;
Currently we are working remotely. In the future our primary place of work will be our Aeroworks office in the centre of Manchester. However, after a successful switch to remote working due to COVID19, flexible remote working opportunities are available; please discuss with the hiring manager during your application.
As an equal opportunity employer we value diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation.
You will be kindly asked to provide your equality information as part of your application process to On the Beach. Any personal equality information given to On the Beach will be handled with the utmost confidentiality and will only be used for monitoring and identifying improvement areas. All the information disclosed by applicants is stored on our ATS, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and can only be accessed by selected Human Resources team members.